Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

TV Series  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Musical
7.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.9/10 from 78 users  
Reviews: write review | 1 critic

"Armchair Theatre" is a British television drama anthology series of single plays that ran on the ITV network from 1956 to 1974. It was originally produced by Associated British Corporation, and later by Thames Television from mid-1968.

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 100 titles
created 20 Dec 2010
 
a list of 524 titles
created 29 Mar 2013
 
list image
a list of 171 titles
created 19 Aug 2013
 
a list of 100 titles
created 09 Feb 2014
 
a list of 38 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Armchair Theatre" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

Armchair Theatre (1956–1974) on IMDb 7.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Armchair Theatre.

User Polls

Episodes

Seasons


Years



16   15   14   13   10   9   … See all »
1974   1973   1972   1971   … See all »
4 wins. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

An account of the ill-fated maiden voyage of RMS Titanic in 1912.

Director: Roy Ward Baker
Stars: Kenneth More, Ronald Allen, Robert Ayres
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

An American war correspondent falls in love with a BBC reporter, but their relationship seems doomed from the start.

Director: Lewis Allen
Stars: Lana Turner, Barry Sullivan, Glynis Johns
ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series 1969)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Stars: Michael Balfour, Madoline Thomas, Sandra Bryant
Let's Make Up (1954)
Fantasy | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A young actress must decide which of two lovers will be her husband. She daydreams about each one to help her decide.

Director: Herbert Wilcox
Stars: Errol Flynn, Anna Neagle, David Farrar
Armchair Thriller (1978–1981)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Suspense and mystery-themed anthology series.

Stars: Frank Duncan, Maria Aitken, Zena Walker
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Four British villains raid a settlement to obtain explosives for use in a diamond mine. In doing so they nearly destroy the settlement, so and Tarzan pursues them to their mine.

Director: John Guillermin
Stars: Gordon Scott, Anthony Quayle, Sara Shane
Armchair Mystery Theatre (TV Series 1960)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

First episode of new series called "Armchair Mystery Theatre", set in a Cornish fishing village, peopled with sinister local rustic types. A "Wicker Man" atmosphere to the story, without ... See full summary »

Stars: Donald Pleasence, Ian Hendry, Jack Hedley
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Series of television plays performed live.

Stars: Richard Caldicot, Brian Rix, Robert Brown
ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Stars: Alfred Burke, Derek Francis, Laurence Hardy
Women in Love (TV Movie 1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Six short plays based around the theme of women in love.

Directors: Julian Amyes, Joan Kemp-Welch, and 4 more credits »
Stars: George Sanders, George Bishop, Sean Connery
Harriet's Back in Town (TV Series 1972)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Stars: Pauline Yates, William Russell, Edwin Richfield
BBC Sunday-Night Play (1960–1963)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Stars: Brian Rix, Cyril Luckham, Peter Sallis
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Harry H. Corbett ...
 Emanuel Rigaretti / ... (13 episodes, 1957-1968)
...
 Agnes Mawson in / ... (11 episodes, 1956-1971)
Neil McCallum ...
 Alfred Allmers / ... (11 episodes, 1957-1961)
Paul Whitsun-Jones ...
 Charles Kellogg / ... (10 episodes, 1958-1966)
Madge Ryan ...
 Eleanor / ... (9 episodes, 1958-1970)
Ronald Lewis ...
 Alec Waterman / ... (9 episodes, 1956-1970)
Ann Lynn ...
 Annie / ... (8 episodes, 1958-1970)
...
 Arthur Gladwell / ... (8 episodes, 1957-1967)
Donald Churchill ...
 Frank / ... (8 episodes, 1961-1973)
Harry Hutchinson ...
 Canon McCann / ... (8 episodes, 1957-1971)
...
 Angela / ... (7 episodes, 1956-1967)
John Robinson ...
 Charles Benson in 'Black Laughter' / ... (7 episodes, 1956-1965)
J.G. Devlin ...
 Da Greevey / ... (7 episodes, 1959-1974)
Paul Curran ...
 Adam Shields / ... (7 episodes, 1958-1963)
James Dyrenforth ...
 Dr. Blake / ... (7 episodes, 1958-1961)
Gwen Watford ...
 Bertha Morris / ... (7 episodes, 1958-1968)
...
 Anna / ... (7 episodes, 1959-1972)
Colin Blakely ...
 AS. Walter Edge / ... (7 episodes, 1960-1972)
Stratford Johns ...
 Air traffic controller / ... (7 episodes, 1956-1959)
Margaret Anderson ...
 Jennifer / ... (7 episodes, 1957-1972)
Katharine Blake ...
 Carla Melini / ... (7 episodes, 1959-1973)
Donald Morley ...
 Meecham / ... (7 episodes, 1956-1967)
...
 Art / ... (7 episodes, 1956-1967)
Douglas Blackwell ...
 Bill / ... (7 episodes, 1957-1969)
Michael Robbins ...
 Dave / ... (7 episodes, 1960-1969)
Clifford Evans ...
 Captain Brevitt / ... (6 episodes, 1960-1965)
Peter Butterworth ...
 Albert Potter / ... (6 episodes, 1956-1962)
Alfred Lynch ...
 Bill Jones / ... (6 episodes, 1959-1968)
Leslie Sands ...
 Buckeridge / ... (6 episodes, 1958-1974)
Gretchen Franklin ...
 Edie Tidy / ... (6 episodes, 1957-1970)
Alfred Burke ...
 Gland / ... (6 episodes, 1959-1969)
Dandy Nichols ...
 Marjorie / ... (6 episodes, 1961-1973)
Paul Stassino ...
 Fortunato / ... (6 episodes, 1957-1966)
Hilda Barry ...
 Elsie / ... (6 episodes, 1956-1973)
Edward Cast ...
 Edgar Jenkins / ... (6 episodes, 1956-1967)
...
 Felix / ... (6 episodes, 1959-1963)
Kynaston Reeves ...
 Duke of Applecross / ... (6 episodes, 1957-1964)
John Miller ...
 Butler / ... (6 episodes, 1957-1967)
Richard Pasco ...
 Archie / ... (6 episodes, 1958-1968)
Ruth Dunning ...
 Dora / ... (6 episodes, 1959-1969)
Rupert Davies ...
 Det. Insp. / ... (6 episodes, 1959-1966)
Basil Dignam ...
 Alan Campbell / ... (6 episodes, 1957-1964)
Patience Collier ...
 Elizabeth Piper / ... (6 episodes, 1957-1961)
Steve Plytas ...
 Catalion / ... (6 episodes, 1958-1961)
Stanley Meadows ...
 Dr. Norman Jones / ... (6 episodes, 1960-1968)
Mark Baker ...
 Al Pickwick / ... (6 episodes, 1958-1961)
Henry Oscar ...
 Arthur Russell / ... (6 episodes, 1957-1959)
Mary Peach ...
 Asta / ... (6 episodes, 1957-1959)
Sheila Allen ...
 Andrea / ... (6 episodes, 1958-1961)
Patricia Heneghan ...
 Mrs. Tomkins / ... (6 episodes, 1958-1959)
Pauline Yates ...
 Betty / ... (6 episodes, 1964-1970)
Edit

Storyline

"Armchair Theatre" is a British television drama anthology series of single plays that ran on the ITV network from 1956 to 1974. It was originally produced by Associated British Corporation, and later by Thames Television from mid-1968.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

partially lost tv series | See All (1) »


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

8 July 1956 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (457 plays)

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Some episodes of this series are reported to be lost. Please check your attic. See more »

Connections

Spin-off Armchair Mystery Theatre (1960) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The Others jeffandbrig
VHS or DVD lepke522-1
I want to get a copy of The Others jeffandbrig
The Story Teller (1969) MrsJ1
The Loving Lesson (1971) martintsmith
Armchair Theatre's 1961 adaptation of The Picture of Dorian Grey cands78
Discuss Armchair Theatre (1956) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?